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‘AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life’ | Now On View
Yoga in the Museum

Yoga in the Museum

Mondays, September 19 — November 28, 2016 12:00 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a yoga class surrounded by works of art, and engage in a practice that focuses on balance, focus, and strength. A dynamic group of certified yoga instructors...
Ayana V. Jackson | 'Stella,' 2016
Lina Iris Viktor | 'Constellation,' 2016
Zohra Okopu | 'selfportraits,' 2015
Amy Sherald | 'Fact was she knew more about them than she knew about herself, having never had the map to discover what she was like,' 2015
Fabiola Jean-Louis | 'Amina,' 2016
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AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life

September 15 – December 3, 2016

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is proud to announce AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life, an original exhibition that will launch its 20th anniversary. The exhibition will position fashion through two overlapping perspectives: an ever-changing global marketplace and the unique ways that black women throughout the African Diaspora construct their lives. AFRICA FORECAST features work by black women artists and designers who shape, imagine, and redefine the impact of lifestyle in highly imaginative ways.

For the groundbreaking artists and designers in AFRICA FORECAST, style serves as endless inspiration for new approaches to dressing, social relationships, and activism. They stretch the boundaries of fashion’s influence in art and design, reflecting its ability to communicate complex social and cultural perspectives. As a result, the exhibition will encourage visitors to explore fashion’s changing shape in art and in their daily lives. AFRICA FORECAST will provide a dynamic snapshot of this global reflection on style through garments, photography, video, painting, and sculpture.

AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life is curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D. and Erika Dalya Massaquoi, Ph.D.

AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life is made possible by